Log In
Wednesday 17th January 2018

Blood clot deaths avoidable

18th May 2007

A leading health expert has claimed that up to 25,000 patients a year may have died while hospitals waited for advice on blood clots.

The claim comes from Professor David Fitzmaurice at the University of Birmingham, who was also critical of guidance on the subject issued by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Blood clots are a major cause of death of patients staying in hospital. However, NICE said its guidance, which was the product of the most comprehensive ‚Äúsystematic review‚Ä? and analysis carried out so far on the issue, could not have been in place any quicker.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based applications for healthcare
© Mayden Foundation 2018